Architecture & Design NOW Series: Javier Campos
This was not done by Accident but by Design
6 pm | January 21, 2019
Room L1060, LINC Building
Free admission, everyone welcome!
Through a series of vignettes of the practice and its projects this talk will expose the underlying ideas of simplicity, tectonic clarity, and social, environmental and technical contextual engagement that drives the work of the studio.
Based out of Vancouver, Canada, Campos Studio works along the west coast of North America with projects from the desert of Baja California Mexico to the temperate rainforest of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. Emerging from the Critical Regionalist tradition of the Pacific Northwest the studio explores the relationship between geography, climate, cultural traditions and local building technologies to generate sensitive modern architectural responses. At the core of Campos Studio lies the belief that through thoughtful and respectful engagement design can have a positive impact on our lives and enrich our interactions with people and the environment.
The Studio’s commitment to design has been recognized in publications including Wallpaper, Dwell, Canadian Architect, Azure, Communication Design Annual, Gray, Western Living, Arcade, Design Bureau, and The Globe and Mail among others. Their work was selected to be in 20+Change, a national design exhibition showcasing emerging architectural design firms across Canada. It has been exhibited at Emily Carr University and the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, as well as being featured in the 2014 Quito Biennale and Venice Design 2018. The studio has received numerous awards including a New City Design Award of Excellence from the City of Surrey, the 2017 Designer of the Year Award from Western Living, and an Interior Design Institute Award of Excellence.
Figure.1 publishers is currently working with Campos Studio on a monogram of their work. Image courtesy of speaker.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.